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  Health Assessment/Surveillance

Health Assessment and Surveillance

Health surveillance is the tracking and forecasting of any health event of determinant by collecting data and using that information to assist health planners and decision makers in determining health programs

Health Surveilance includes
    Tracking and researching on epidemic outbreaks and patterns of communicable and non-communicable disease, behavioural factors, injuries, exposure to toxic substances, living conditions and environmental conditions harmful to health
    Population screening, review of information on persons diagnosed with a disease and research on the spread of disease

Population health assessment includes

  • Evaluating the community's health needs (including indentifying differences in risks, threats and access to services)
  • Identifying the population's health needs (including assessment for health risks and the demand for health services)
  • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting health data and population statistics (using the information to plan health programs to address community needs)